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Martin Lastrapes

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MARTIN LASTRAPES won the 2012 Grand Prize at the Paris Book Festival for his debut novel Inside the Outside.

He grew up in the Inland Empire, studied at Cal State San Bernardino, has a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Composition, loves good pizza, watches his favorite movies over and over again, learned many a lesson from professional wrestling, doesn't think there is such a thing as overpaid, wonders if he'll ever be famous enough to be on Dancing With the Stars, thinks good stand-up comedy is rare and under appreciated, is scared of Vladimir Putin, wonders if it's too late to learn how to play the guitar, gets depressed when he hears the theme song from M*A*S*H, wishes he knew more history, isn't sure if he's having e
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Inside the Outside

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“fighters couldn’t do were bite or eye gauge.”
Martin Lastrapes, The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl

“Sometimes a vampire will cut himself open and use the blood to heal a human’s wounds.” “I hate to break it to you,” Adam said, “but that’s fiction. The only thing my blood will do is give you more blood to clean up.”
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message 13: by Martin (last edited Jul 20, 2012 08:08PM)

Martin Melissa wrote: "Martin! You are amazing; Inside the Outside was great...I carved up and ate every word!"

Thank you so much, Melissa! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed my novel. There probably won't be another novel, but I have been thinking about a series of short stories about the Divinity and the various folks who live in it and are affected by it.

Thanks again!


message 12: by Martin

Martin Jillyn wrote: "Thank you for the free Kindle download. I have quite a few books in the queue, but I promise I'll get to it :)"

I just appreciate that it's in your queue at all! Thanks for the support, Jillyn :)


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Jillyn Thank you for the free Kindle download. I have quite a few books in the queue, but I promise I'll get to it :)


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Martin Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

I'm happy to be aboard :)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Martin Angela wrote: "Thanks for accepting friend request. I look forward to reading your book, it sounds great!"

Thanks for picking up a copy, Angela! I hope you enjoy it :)


Angela Thanks for accepting friend request. I look forward to reading your book, it sounds great!


Martin Pamela wrote: "Hey Martin...Thanks for accepting my friend request."

My pleasure, Pamela!


Pamela Hey Martin...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Martin Kelly wrote: "Glad you found me! I love horror and all of that nut-ness. As well as the great works of fiction. You seem very intriguing. Would like to get in your head."

Well, Kelly, I'm an open book (so the to speak) and I love talking about writing, so anytime you want take a peak in my head, just let me know.


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Kelly Glad you found me! I love horror and all of that nut-ness. As well as the great works of fiction. You seem very intriguing. Would like to get in your head.


Martin Marsha wrote: "Thanks for the friendship! I'm really looking forward to reading your book!"

I look forward to having you read the book, Marsha! Thanks for taking a second to say hello :)


Marsha Thanks for the friendship! I'm really looking forward to reading your book!


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